Thursday, January 28, 2010

Simple Really Says It Best

Yesterday was actually my very first outing since coming down with a cold last Saturday. I really know it's practically over because I wanted something other than soup or scrambled eggs and toast. That said after a couple of hours with my daughter and two very energetic toddlers, followed by a couple of errands (more about that on the weekend), I was pooped.

Too pooped to make the lovely sounding Cavatelli with Cauliflower - a teaser recipe I got to promote Lidia Matticchio Bastianich's latest book, which I would love to have....Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy: A Feast of 175 Regional Recipes I promise to make it sooner than later.

In the meantime, I did have the energy to come up this this tasty dish - no real recipe required.
  • Place two salmon fillets on a tin foil covered rimmed baking sheet.
  • Preheat the oven to 400F/200C
  • Spritz some lemon juice and sprinkle some fresh oregano (or dill), a pinch of freshly ground black pepper and a light dusting of paprika over the fish
  • Roast for 10-15 minutes (until it is cooked through but still very juicy)
While the salmon was roasting, I made the salad, which was just some spicy mixed greens tossed with some grated Asiago cheese, a drizzle of good olive oil and another drizzle of six year old Balsamic vinegar flavored with wild Nova Scotia Blueberries (discovered in the back of my pantry - and so glad I did).

Simple does say it best. It was delicious, easy, healthful, and a breeze to clean up after. What do you cook (or want to eat, at least) when you start to recover?

2 comments:

Bellini Valli said...

So happy to hear you are on the mend Ruth.

The Food Hunter said...

I just got Lidia's new book and I love it. Glad you're starting to feel better.